Flower Making Day 2: Seeing red

Today was the last day of the flower making class. Yesterday, we dyed fabric and carved lino blocks.
We went on to make the flowers today. The pictures should give you an idea of the steps involved in transforming the fabric to a flower.

I ironed some bondaweb unto some fabric and cut out petals and squares for each petal.

Next we embossed the petals, using the lino blocks we carved. When embossing the petals, you have to insert some paper covered wire into the grooves.

Then we rolled the edges slightly, and sculpted the petals.

The next thing we did was to form a tiny bud and started sewing the petals unto some millinery wire.

Our teacher encouraged us to use styrofoam heads to aid us in the petal placement. Just keep adding the petals as you would want them until you are satisfied with your flower.

 I think this looks okay now. One side is slightly flat so that it will lay better on the human head.

Trying it on, and trying not to look too pleased with myself.

Tomorrow we start working with Sinamay and straw.  I hope I have as much fun as I have had these last two days.



  1. July 17, 2012 / 5:40 pm

    Looks so cool. I am jealous! You really get to teach me when I cam…

  2. July 17, 2012 / 5:59 pm

    problem no dey mami. at least i fit teach you dis one you teach me jewellery making. lol. how you spy?

  3. July 17, 2012 / 6:29 pm

    This is so much fun following your class with you! Thank you for sharing, I can't wait to see what you get up to tomorrow! It's a gorgeous flower too!

  4. July 17, 2012 / 7:35 pm

    That's lovely, looks very professional to me!

    Like your new blog look too 🙂

  5. July 17, 2012 / 8:38 pm

    Unbelievably, staggeringly beautiful. The gleam of that silk! The tactile nature. I just love what you're doing. Feel proud!

  6. July 17, 2012 / 11:06 pm

    wow! This is really lovely. Unlike any other fabric flower tutorials!

  7. July 18, 2012 / 5:58 am

    That was exactly what I thought when she showed us some of the flowers she has made.

  8. July 18, 2012 / 5:58 am

    hihhihi. Thanks Karen. Now I hope I can replicate this at home. Its not really difficult, just very time consuming.

  9. July 18, 2012 / 5:59 am

    Thanks Kestrel. I used a bit of CSS but it was quite easy to do.

  10. July 18, 2012 / 6:01 am

    Thanks Vicki, and I'm glad you are enjoying seeing what I have been learning. I am supper excited about the straw and sinamay classes.

  11. July 18, 2012 / 7:16 am

    Absolutely GORGEOUS 🙂

  12. July 18, 2012 / 1:05 pm

    Wow! Really incredible! It must be so satisfying to make such lovely things with your own hands!

  13. July 18, 2012 / 3:09 pm

    What a lovely flower! You have every right to look pleased with yourself 🙂

  14. July 18, 2012 / 6:51 pm

    Oh wow! That flower is amazing!! 🙂

  15. July 6, 2014 / 9:35 am

    You look like a beautiful flower! I like your photos very much.

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